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The Netherlands has a long tradition in theoretical physics which involves research performed at university institutes, industrial laboratories, and government institutions. The strength of this research area is, for a large part, based on the unity of methods employed in a wide range of applications. This manifests itself both in scientific research and in academic education.

To structure and coordinate the graduate education in theoretical physics, the Dutch Research School of Theoretical Physics (DRSTP) was formed. The school is a cooperation between the theoretical physics groups of six Dutch universities: University of Amsterdam (UvA), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA), University of Groningen (RUG), Leiden University (UL), Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Utrecht University (UU) (commissioner) and of the National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef). In addition, there are several associate members.

The DRSTP was accredited in 1994 by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and reaccredited in 1999, 2004 and 2010. ECOS (Erkenningscommissie Onderzoekscholen) [Research School Accreditation Committee] of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) renewed the official recognition of the DRSTP as a Research School for another six years. This recognizes and endorses the prominent role the DRSTP has been playing in the Dutch theoretical physics community since its inception in 1994 in maintaining high standards of excellence in both research and graduate education.

The Mission Statement provides further details about the objectives of the DRSTP.

PhD Defense Watse Sybesma (UU)
Monday, 12 June 2017, 14h30, Academiegebouw, Senaatszaal, Domplein 29, Utrecht

PhD Defense Rick Keesman (UL/UU)
Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 11h15, Academiegebouw, Senaatskamer, Rapenburg 73, Leiden

DRSTP PhD Day - Friday, 20 October 2017

Upcoming Delta ITP events:

Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics (spring 2017)
This spring's Delta ITP Course Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics aimed at advanced Masterís students, PhD and postdoctoral researchers, is built around the general theme of "A three-fold way to condensed matter physics".
Lectures will take place on Mondays at 11:15-13:00, followed by a study/exercise session 13:45- end.
The location of Module 3 will be in UTRECHT.

Module 3
Pseudo-QED, Giandomenico Palumbo (UU)
Lectures: 29 May (room Majorana, BBG 7.31)
Exam: June 12
Room: BBG 7.12

This course will give an introduction to PQED (Pseudo-Quantum ElectroDynamics) and QED in the context of lower-dimensional condensed matter systems. I will present the effective Dirac theory of graphene starting from the tight-binding model and I will derive the corresponding Landau levels. I will then describe QED in 2+1 and 1+1 dimensions by showing their relations to other important quantum field theories, such as Chern-Simons theory, Schwinger model, etc. Finally, I will present the derivation of the PQED action in 2+1 dimensions by remarking its main properties and applications in Dirac materials.

Delta ITP Triangle Meetings

Delta ITP Newsletter: November 2016

Other events:
8th Bangalore School on Statistical Physics will be held during 28 Jun - 14 July 2017 at ICTS, Bangalore, India

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